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Moon and Turtle

51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (49 reviews)
“fried rice” (34 reviews)
“wild boar” (13 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
17:30 - 21:00 Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Hawaiian, International, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moon and Turtle is such a treat in Hilo! My favorite part is ordering a little of everything from the menu and sharing with the table. The brussels are out of this world and the atmosphere is fun and inviting.

Thank anna4383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner option: The food fluctuated from very good to excellent (the sashimi - very fresh and tasty though not exceptional, extraordinary meat and veggie stew and yummy passion fruit tarte); great texture and great presentation; service was extremely friendly and mostly efficient; interior is...More

Thank luxbrain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and started with a cocktail, extremely well made by the owner. Had the Wild Board with pasta and it was exceptional. A small place and it looks like you would do well to get a reservation, they were very busy from...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner at the Moon and Turtle Tuesday September 25, 2018. We ordered the panko chicken and a fish slider. Main course, the chicken consisted of a wing and a back separately caked with a ridiculously thick, burned, fried panko crust. Presumably to hide the...More

Thank steveinriverside
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the sashimi with its amazing explosion of flavor - spicy , mildly salty, and terrific fresh fish. Today it was marlin sashimi but it changes each day. The salted fish fried rice was also fabulously prepared and served with gusto, including Marlin and ahi...More

Thank thehat921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying on the Big Island it was recommended to try the Moon and Turtle for dinner. We made reservations for an early dinner.....as you will want to also do. The line was growing at the door before it was open. The signature dish as...More

Thank Mac12142
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Went with another couple on our first nite in Hilo. Food was good but small quantity. Service was good but dining felt a bit hurried as the food was quickly served. Friendly staff.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Best restauraunt in Hilo hands down from quality to staff they are remarkable. Would recommend 10/10

1  Thank imanjnagy
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Soni and her staff are amazing! They have great menu choices that change daily. The staff is always there to wait on your every need.....from giving you suggestions on what to order, keeping your table clean and removing dishes, refilling your drinks promptly, to having...More

1  Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Mark and Sonie make dining here a one of a kind experience. Small,quaint, farm to table at it's finest. Unreal cocktails and a Culinary style that fits their vision and passion for this fun place. Make it a point to come and enjoy as it...More

1  Thank billwils0n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
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We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.
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